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Department of Forestry Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red Dot Kurth Bark Extraction Wax Process Patent Records

1951-1959
Box 59
.25 cubic feet
Arrangement: alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological by year

Series documents the patent and sale of rights to a process developed by the Oregon Forest Products Laboratory to extract wax from Douglas Fir Bark. Records include option agreements, correspondence, licensing committee minutes, work notes, laboratory report on bark extractives, and a marketing study. Subjects discussed in the correspondence include negotiations between the Forestry Department, the Forest Products Laboratory, M.W. Kellogg Co., and Canadian Forest Products, Ltd. to license and market the wax. Other topics covered by these records include patent rights, international and national marketing, forest products development, and Douglas Fir extractives.

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